2019: Bloody Betrayal As Jonathan Blows Hot, Disgraces Fayose And Wike, Endorses Ali Modu-Sheriff

By Post Nigeria February 21, 2017 07:46

2019: Bloody Betrayal As Jonathan Blows Hot, Disgraces Fayose And Wike, Endorses Ali Modu-Sheriff

The immediate past President, Goodluck Jonathan, has ‘endorsed’ Senator Ali Modu-Sheriff, as the authentic National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

The endorsement came on Monday evening, when Ali Modu-Sheriff, met with the former President at his residence, in Abuja.

Recall, that Governors Ayodele Fayose, Nyesom Wike, and the Ahmed Markafi-led Caretaker Committee, had called for the immediate resignation of Sheriff, over the latest Court of Appeal judgement authenticating him as the National Chairman of the PDP.

The meeting, which held behind closed doors, was also attended by Sheriff’s Deputy National Chairman, Cairo Ojougboh; Acting National Publicity Secretary, Bernard Mikko; and the National Youth Leader, Demis Alonge-Niyi.

Also at the meeting were the party’s National Secretary, Prof. Wale Oladipo; and the Financial Secretary, Adewole Adeyanju.

Jonathan, who met Sheriff and his entourage, referred to the former Governor of Borno State, as his Chairman.

As soon as Jonathan was ushered into the sitting room, where his guests were seated, and he sighted Sheriff, he stretched his hands to him and said, “My Chair.”

Even after their closed-door meeting, which was held with a few members of Sheriff’s entourage, the former President still referred to Sheriff as, “my Chairman.”

Speaking with Journalists after the meeting, Jonathan said the troubled party remained one, adding that there was no faction in it.

Acknowledging that there were problems in the party, the ex-President however, stated that efforts were being made to resolve them.

Jonathan added: “We are solving our problems. There are bound to be differences in politics. It is the way we resolve these differences that makes us human beings, and that is what makes us leaders.

“We are not factionalised; we are one. I have met with Sheriff and I have met with others. I will meet with others (again), so that we will be able to do what is expected of us as a political party.”

In his remarks, Sheriff said he would not respond to the unprintable names he was being called by his traducers, stating that there would be no difference between him and those against him, if he decided to respond to them.

“I will not respond to the name-calling, because if I do, there would be no difference between them and me. Very soon, you will hear from me when I finish my consultation as I will roll out my programmes that will lead to the holding of a National Convention,” he added.